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Several Android 12 features are inspired by UI, and by TouchWiz!

Several Android 12 features are inspired by UI, and by TouchWiz!

Google’s next major Android OS update predictably called Android 12 is under development, and the first preview builds have already been released for app developers and enthusiasts. These early builds give Google an opportunity to test the new OS with the help of the community, and they allow app developers to prepare for the big update’s rollout ahead of time.

As for us Samsung fans, Google’s Android developer previews can sometimes hold clues as to what future One UI builds will look like, though this dynamic may have changed with the release of the Android 12 developer previews.

This is due to the fact that Android 12 appears to have gained a lot of inspiration from Samsung’s One UI and even the old TouchWiz UI that preceded it. In more than one way, Google’s Android 12 is following One UI’s example rather than setting an example of its own. But as the old adage says, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Google is well aware that Samsung must be doing something right.

The latest Android 12 developer preview reveals a handful of features that are new to Google’s OS but have been a part of Samsung’s mobile software experience for a fairly long time. One feature is so old that Samsung is not even using it anymore, though perhaps it should.

Without further ado, here are some of the Android 12 features that bear a striking resemblance to One UI.